Hi! My name is Katherine Hoffman. You can call me Kat (she/her).

I received my MS in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan in 2018, and I worked as a biostatistician in academic medical research in New York City from 2018-2023. As of Fall 2023, I am pursuing a PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Washington.

Prior to studying biostatistics, I studied biochemistry and took pre-medicine courses at the University of Detroit Mercy. During the summers I cared for hospitalized patients as a nurse technician in Michigan and worked at a children’s health clinic in rural Nicaragua. These experiences, combined with a love for mathematics, have made me passionate about improving the state of medical and public health research through education in statistics.

I created this website in 2019 to store educational materials I’ve created on career, programming, and statistics topics. I am always open to hearing feedback on blog posts and illustrations, and I answer questions via email whenever I find time. Outside of work and blogging, I love to play sports, hike/climb, and check out new restaurants and live entertainment.